WMS Partners LLC lifted its position in Dow Chemical Co (NYSE:DOW) by 18.6% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 5,100 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 800 shares during the quarter. WMS Partners LLC’s holdings in Dow Chemical were worth $322,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Essex Financial Services Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Dow Chemical by 6.9% in the second quarter. Essex Financial Services Inc. now owns 7,301 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $460,000 after purchasing an additional 470 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Dow Chemical by 0.4% in the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 1,697,090 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $107,036,000 after purchasing an additional 6,590 shares during the period. Wexford Capital LP grew its holdings in shares of Dow Chemical by 23.9% in the first quarter. Wexford Capital LP now owns 176,445 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $11,211,000 after purchasing an additional 34,058 shares during the period. Personal Capital Advisors Corp grew its holdings in shares of Dow Chemical by 511.5% in the second quarter. Personal Capital Advisors Corp now owns 65,488 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $4,130,000 after purchasing an additional 54,779 shares during the period. Finally, Primecap Management Co. CA grew its holdings in shares of Dow Chemical by 12.2% in the first quarter. Primecap Management Co. CA now owns 2,157,075 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $137,061,000 after purchasing an additional 234,375 shares during the period. 67.77% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

DOW has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Dow Chemical in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Alembic Global Advisors set a $85.00 target price on shares of Dow Chemical and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $76.00 target price on shares of Dow Chemical in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. BidaskClub raised shares of Dow Chemical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Dow Chemical in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $72.02.

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